Stuff White People Like named scarves today as #97:
"It is not uncommon to see a white person in jeans, a sweater and a scarf. In fact, it’s not a rare occurance [sic] to see a white person in a t-shirt, jeans, and a scarf. Thats right. A thin cotton t-shirt paired with a scarf to enable maximum temperature control in bars and places with air conditioning.
But not all white people wear the scarves for temperature reasons. A well made scarf can be an essential part of a white ensemble, allowing for all-important differentiation from other white people wearing the exact same clothes as them. Thus allowing them to picked out of the crowd for dating or mocking purposes.
'I like the guy in the white American Apparel shirt with the glasses.'
'Which one? there are eight.'
'The guy with the keffiyeh.'
'Oh yeah, you’re right. He does look smarter and more political than the other guys. He’s clearly more sensitive to wind, so he’s probably more sensitive in general. You should totally date him.'"